Today kicks off Blogdramedy’s Summer Writing Challenge: Blogshorts. The theme this year is the Dog Days of Summer. 10 days, 10 dogs (nine of which were famous dog-characters chosen by Blogdramedy as inspiration), each story 110 words. I was a little worried when she mentioned this since I’ve been posting less frequently, but I thought maybe this exercise would force a little discipline on my part.
Penny, of course, is very excited for the whole affair. First up, Day 1: Cujo
Dog Days of Summers
Its approach shielded by rain, it entered the house. And smelled the New One. Like them, but not like them. A curious need welling from within. It wanted to see the New One. Inhale it.
And it was alone.
It closed, water dripping from matted fur. Its massive head lolled as it hovered over the small creature.
Suddenly, he was swatted with a magazine and the Woman hissed, “Cujo! Don’t you DARE wake the baby! Ugh — you’re a mess!”
“Would you like to meet Carolyn?”
The New One squirmed and Cujo edged forward, sniffing.